Core Program

Open to all registered attendees and exhibitors.

Track Schedule

Wednesday, October 17 - Thursday, October 18

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Conference Locations

The Jacob K. Javits Center
655 West 34th Street
New York, NY 10001

Learn from the Power Players in Media

Explore the ever-evolving business models with top executives in advertising, digital media and finance. From cloud services and advanced advertising to news and sports, you will take a deep dive into current practices and pressing issues to learn how major players are positioning themselves for the future.

Session Topics

Advertising Sessions

From new approaches to sponsorship to the impact of programmatic advertising on audience measurement, you’ll find out how to navigate the evolving advertising landscape.

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Content Strategies Sessions

Hear from expert panelist on the topics of audience development, branded storytelling, and AI in the age of fake news.

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eSports Sessions

Join technology experts as they focus in on the fan experience at live sporting events, the latest technologies, and eSports’ rapid rise in popularity.

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Finance Sessions

Learn from leading New York based financial analysts, bankers and investors as they share their predictions and expertise from investment in new technologies, to media and entertainment M&A activity.

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Session Highlights

What Do Entrepreneurs Do Once They've Sold Their Business?

Wednesday, October 17 | 11:30 am12:00 pm | Presentation Theater

Glimpse into the "what's next" category for innovative entrepreneurs. Enjoy the personal perspective of these start-up founders who have sold their original businesses to larger media corporations and are now focusing on new projects.

Empowering Technology

Wednesday, October 17 | 12:45 pm1:15 pm | Stage 3

How are innovations being funded in today's fast-paced marketplace? Hear from these investment officers at leading technology solutions and service companies to understand what excites them enough to underwrite new ideas and innovative concepts... Read More

What's In A Name?

Wednesday, October 17 | 1:00 pm1:30 pm | Presentation Theater

Discover how name brands become affiliated with poplar venues. Learn about the media value for naming rights and what elements are included in the deal. This session explores the advertising and promotional benefits to naming venues with brand... Read More

Creating the Fan Experience

Wednesday, October 17 | 4:00 pm4:30 pm | Stage 1

Innovations in media and technology are playing bigger roles toward improving the fans' shared experience of live events on-site, on social platforms, and on the screen. Hear how these executives are monetizing social media, e-sports, in-venue... Read More

It's the Story That Matters to Fans – A Conversation about Video Creative

Thursday, October 18 | 11:30 am12:00 pm | Presentation Theater

The ability of a video to tell a tale, to entertain and to engage viewers is based on the story and how it unfolds and is depicted on the screen. Enjoy this intimate conversation with a team of accomplished news journalist/documentary writer/... Read More

Keeping Pace With the Demand for Live Entertainment

Thursday, October 18 | 11:45 am12:15 pm | Stage 3

This summer's FIFA World Cup broke records for the delivery of live programming to more viewers viewing on more platforms than ever before. Audiences now expect, and even demand quality distribution of live entertainment without glitches or... Read More

Keeping Pace with Live Streaming

Thursday, October 18 | 11:45 am12:15 pm | Stage 3

This summer's FIFA World Cup broke all previous records for streaming live content. Audiences now expect and demand quality clear streaming without glitches or interruptions. Hear from this panel of leading promoters about the latest... Read More

Influencing the Consumer's Choice

Thursday, October 18 | 12:15 pm12:45 pm | Presentation Theater

This session features case studies that focus on attracting and retaining targeted audience segments, which are the most critical tactic for generating revenues for any television project. The discussion features two network chief marketing execs... Read More

Covering the Field with Tech

Thursday, October 18 | 12:30 pm1:00 pm | Stage 3

Technology is improving every area of live sports coverage on the court, in the ring, on the field, the course, and the e-sports arena. These experts discuss recent innovations for presenting live sports and how these are enhancing the fan... Read More

Extra! Extra! Delivering Today's News Now

Thursday, October 18 | 12:45 pm1:15 pm | Stage 2

This session will focus on AI technology to identify and screen out fake news. Learn about the immediacy of news content, the impact of mobile technology and social media on news dissemination. This panel will feature a network news anchor,... Read More

Measures and Metrics

Thursday, October 18 | 3:15 pm3:45 pm | Stage 2

Delve into the "heart" of today's media planning and buying in a multi-platform digital media environment. This session features some of advertising's leaders from media buying agencies, and data firms who are all ready to discuss how consumer... Read More

Empowering Advertising Media

Thursday, October 18 | 3:45 pm4:15 pm | Presentation Theater

This is a truly unique opportunity to hear directly from some of today's leading financial analysts about the most compelling business topics including the latest on major mergers and acquisitions, as well as the impression of these activities... Read More

Connecting Coolness, Comedy, and Celebrities with Consumers

Thursday, October 18 | 4:30 pm5:00 pm | Stage 3

Take a view of some very interesting, funny and entertaining advertising creative that has successfully attracted audiences and engaged consumers on multiple platforms. This session features ad-tech software providers, plus agency creative... Read More

Empowering Venues and Facilities

Thursday, October 18 | 4:30 pm5:00 pm | Presentation Theater

Anywhere that entertainment is presented, from arenas, theaters, stadiums to great outdoor public spaces and destinations, has a constant need to upgrade and evolve to become a better venue for audiences. Hear from some of the leaders in the... Read More

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